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Scott Marr's Half Field Team Drills

with Scott Marr,
University at Albany Head Coach;
6x America East Coach of the Year ('02, '07, '13, '14, '16, '18); 2007 USILA Coach of the Year;
10x NCAA Tournament appearances; 9x America East Tournament titles;
2018 Iroquois Nationals Assistant Coach - 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Bronze medal);
2006 US National Team Assistant Coach - 2006 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Silver medal):
coached the first-ever back-to-back male recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy (Lyle Thompson);
played for collegiately for Johns Hopkins (1987 NCAA Champions)

University at Albany's Scott Marr has put together a video including some of the best team drills to build your lacrosse team's offensive and defensive approach. Marr and his coaching staff cover a total of 13 practice drills, as well as full field action, that lay out full transition opportunities using skills covered in the exercises throughout the video. Every drill is explained with white board diagramming before being demonstrated on the field to give you a full sense of how to run the drills with your own team.

Practice Drills

Coach Marr showcases drills that stress the importance of tempo, toughness in unsettled situations, off-ball movement, defensive rotations, clearing, riding and communication. There are a number of exercises that simulate game situations and include multiple variations so you can keep raising the bar on what you expect from your athletes.

You'll begin with a partner passing progression that Coach Marr utilizes to promote crisp passes and clean receptions. Players complete the drill and focus on activating their wrists in order to snap the ball to the target. Next, Marr and his team showcase an individual drill on the field that helps build muscle memory when retrieving ground balls.

The signature drill in this video is Marr's "Scrappin' Drill", which is designed to start off a practice session with high energy.

"Scrappin' Drill" trains:

  • Team toughness in the crease area
  • Tight space stickwork
  • Team communication
  • Defensive work while outnumbered

Film Review

Perhaps the finest part of this video is the film review segment provided by Coach Marr. In it, you'll see drills explained from both an offensive and defensive coach's perspective. This technique of listing out key points on what coaches on each side of the ball want from the drill is rare in instructional videos.

This video from Coach Marr will give you a complete tutorial for how he uses practice drills at the University at Albany. Many of Marr's exercises can be adapted to any level of play and are sure to boost your team's performance on game day!

74 minutes. 2019.

DVD
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Scott Marr's Full Field Practice Drills

with Scott Marr,
University at Albany Head Coach;
6x America East Coach of the Year ('02, '07, '13, '14, '16, '18); 2007 USILA Coach of the Year;
10x NCAA Tournament appearances; 9x America East Tournament titles;
2018 Iroquois Nationals Assistant Coach - 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Bronze medal);
2006 US National Team Assistant Coach - 2006 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Silver medal):
coached the first-ever back-to-back male recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy (Lyle Thompson);
played for collegiately for Johns Hopkins (1987 NCAA Champions)

Scott Marr has experienced plenty of success leading the Albany lacrosse team, having racked up 10 NCAA Tournament appearances since taking over as head coach in 2001. In this video, you'll be granted a peek behind the curtain to see some of the preferred full field practice drills that Marr and his staff have used to produce great results year after year.

Drill Work

You'll get an in-depth explanation, including white board diagrams, of the Swarm Drill before seeing it live in practice. The Swarm Drill is an excellent warm-up exercise due to its requirement for high energy play through moving the ball on offense and taking away adjacent players on defense.

Coach Marr also includes a practice segment focused specifically on wing play, as well as his Denver Drill which aims to get defensemen comfortable denying attackmen the ball.

Formations and Scrimmage

Offensive execution is at its best when your team can hold its formation. Marr introduces a section of Albany's practice that is all about formation and understanding set plays. You'll hear a good deal of individual coaching during this segment that will be valuable when you go to do the same with your own players.

Finally, Coach Marr finishes things off by including a scrimmage that features an emphasis on riding and clearing. His in-practice coaching points continue to be valuable as the scrimmage plays out and you'll see many of the skills required in his practice drills come out during live play.

It's not everyday that you get to see a high-level collegiate lacrosse program go to work at practice. Take this opportunity to learn plenty of drills and coaching insights from Albany's Scott Marr!

117 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Scott Marr's Practice Drills 2-Pack
LXD-05553A:

with Scott Marr,
University at Albany Head Coach;
6x America East Coach of the Year ('02, '07, '13, '14, '16, '18); 2007 USILA Coach of the Year;
10x NCAA Tournament appearances; 9x America East Tournament titles;
2018 Iroquois Nationals Assistant Coach - 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Bronze medal);
2006 US National Team Assistant Coach - 2006 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Silver medal):
coached the first-ever back-to-back male recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy (Lyle Thompson);
played for collegiately for Johns Hopkins (1987 NCAA Champions)

University at Albany's Scott Marr has put together a video including some of the best team drills to build your lacrosse team's offensive and defensive approach. Marr and his coaching staff cover a total of 13 practice drills, as well as full field action, that lay out full transition opportunities using skills covered in the exercises throughout the video. Every drill is explained with white board diagramming before being demonstrated on the field to give you a full sense of how to run the drills with your own team.

Practice Drills

Coach Marr showcases drills that stress the importance of tempo, toughness in unsettled situations, off-ball movement, defensive rotations, clearing, riding and communication. There are a number of exercises that simulate game situations and include multiple variations so you can keep raising the bar on what you expect from your athletes.

You'll begin with a partner passing progression that Coach Marr utilizes to promote crisp passes and clean receptions. Players complete the drill and focus on activating their wrists in order to snap the ball to the target. Next, Marr and his team showcase an individual drill on the field that helps build muscle memory when retrieving ground balls.

The signature drill in this video is Marr's "Scrappin' Drill", which is designed to start off a practice session with high energy.

"Scrappin' Drill" trains:

  • Team toughness in the crease area
  • Tight space stickwork
  • Team communication
  • Defensive work while outnumbered

Film Review

Perhaps the finest part of this video is the film review segment provided by Coach Marr. In it, you'll see drills explained from both an offensive and defensive coach's perspective. This technique of listing out key points on what coaches on each side of the ball want from the drill is rare in instructional videos.

This video from Coach Marr will give you a complete tutorial for how he uses practice drills at the University at Albany. Many of Marr's exercises can be adapted to any level of play and are sure to boost your team's performance on game day!

74 minutes. 2019.



LXD-05553B:

with Scott Marr,
University at Albany Head Coach;
6x America East Coach of the Year ('02, '07, '13, '14, '16, '18); 2007 USILA Coach of the Year;
10x NCAA Tournament appearances; 9x America East Tournament titles;
2018 Iroquois Nationals Assistant Coach - 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Bronze medal);
2006 US National Team Assistant Coach - 2006 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Silver medal):
coached the first-ever back-to-back male recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy (Lyle Thompson);
played for collegiately for Johns Hopkins (1987 NCAA Champions)

Scott Marr has experienced plenty of success leading the Albany lacrosse team, having racked up 10 NCAA Tournament appearances since taking over as head coach in 2001. In this video, you'll be granted a peek behind the curtain to see some of the preferred full field practice drills that Marr and his staff have used to produce great results year after year.

Drill Work

You'll get an in-depth explanation, including white board diagrams, of the Swarm Drill before seein

DVD
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All Access Practice: Team Lacrosse Drills with Mike Pressler & Staff

with Mike Pressler,
Bryant University Head Coach;
5x Northeast Conference titles;
4x NCAA Tournament appearances;
2014 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals;
2005 F. Morris Touchstone Award

The beginning of the season is the time to set goals for your team and sketch out how you would like to schedule your practices to achieve those goals. As a coach, you need to have a plan of what your theme for each practice is (offensive play, defensive movement, stickwork, ground balls, etc.), otherwise both you and your players will be frustrated due to a lack of focus.

This video featuring Bryant's Mike Pressler covers how to reiterate your team culture and reestablish the core values that make up that culture. You'll also see how to reinforce that culture through engaging practice sessions full of worthwhile drills.

Practice Drills

A total of 18 drills are included in this video and are laid out in such a way to show the natural progression of a practice; starting small with stick work and then progressing to full field concepts. During the white board sessions, the Bryant coaching staff highlights coaching points, and cover how to incorporate more players into each drill, making sure your entire team is engaged with little down time. The coaches also explain how each drill is beneficial to the overall development of your team.

Coach Pressler and his staff show many variations of skill sets throughout the video. There are several ground ball drills, passing drills and small sided play drills. The small sided drills are especially useful for when your athletes need a fresh atmosphere that still stresses the fundamentals of the game.

Drill Examples

Pressler's Star Drill sets the tone for players by making them stay focused and engaged. It also emphasizes the most basic aspects of the game: accurate passing, being able to catch anything thrown your way, and handling your stick in traffic. If your athletes can't execute those skills, then your team won't be very successful. Adding to its versatility, the Star Drill can also be run against a defense and altered to throw using just one hand or the other.

Another great passing drill is Partner Passing with Footwork. This drill combines two of the most important aspects of lacrosse: stick skills and footwork. Without proper footwork, players are unable to set up for more powerful shots with accurate ball placement and have a tougher time defending because they lack good balance.

Coach Pressler's Spider drill is game-like in nature by preparing simulated man-up and man-down situations. There will be times in games where your team finds itself in both situations, and how your players handle it will determine how often you win. The ball moves quickly in this drill, requiring athletes to make decisions at a faster pace.

Setting up your practices correctly is one of the first steps to training a championship team. This video from Coach Pressler includes many of his preferred drills and viewpoints on practice that will be sure to aid in your effort to win more games.

179 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Building an Offense: Culture, Player & Team Development

with Travis Harrington,
Bryant University Assistant Coach / Offensive Coordinator;
ranks 9th all-time in goals scored at Bryant University;
2012 USILA/LaxWorld North-South game participant

If you want to build an offense that scores consistently, then you need drills that develop your players' confidence. This video from Bryant University assistant coach Travis Harrington breaks down his approach to offensive execution by starting small and building to larger offensive concepts. Coach Harrington also offers up pointers on his offensive philosophy and how to introduce a new offense to your team.

Building Confidence

Harrington shows how to build an offense through various stages, including stickwork, approaches from in front of and behind the cage, and re-approaching when initially turned away by the defense. He incorporates both attackers and midfielders in his drills to help every athlete who could be involved in an attack become confident in the offensive system. By having players learn movement without defenders, they can learn the offense without the added pressure of having to also beat a defender. Once athletes have gained confidence with their sticks and with where they are supposed to be on the field, then the addition of defense isn't as big of a deal.

By breaking drills up into small stations to start, your players will get a lot of reps in non-pressure situations so they can focus on proper technique. From there, Coach Harrington shows how to grow to larger field concepts, which is a natural progression that helps players comprehend overall motion and movement. Harrington does a great job of observational coaching to make sure athletes use proper technique, footwork, and hand placement.

Drill Work

You'll see Coach Harrington break down various drills using diagrams and discussion. A total of 26 drills are included in this video and are laid out in such a way to show the natural progression and growth of offensive ideas/tactics.

One of the featured drill sections includes a progression of development shooting drills. This series also touches on stick skills and technique, which will help your offense operate on a higher level. You'll also get a box progression for team shooting that reinforces approach technique and shooting from different angles.

This video from Coach Harrington contains many valuable concepts for offense. His drills start with technical work and progress to include movement and larger offensive concepts. This is the perfect answer for any coach who needs building blocks to start or improve their offense.

172 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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